As we move into autumn and the many glorious accouterments that come along with it—pumpkin spice everything—we’re bringing you our suggestions for some of the best places for leaf-peeping abroad.
Tuscany is romantic enough on its own, but when you throw in jaw-dropping colors (mid-September and October) and the crisp chill of fall, it’s a great place for anyone hoping to relax—particularly with a nice glass of wine.
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From October through December (depending on the region), Japan’s main island bursts with fall colors, particularly in Kyoto, where fiery leaf hues surround local temples and koyo celebrations abound.
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Nova Scotia, Canada
September and October are key months for this leaf-peeping destination. Set against picturesque lakes, the leaves there offer a worthwhile experience for travelers seeking an autumn respite closer to home.
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Couple bright, leafy landscapes with grand castles and mountain backdrops, and you’ve got a recipe for stunning autumn views. The best time to catch them is in October.
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For more ideas, see 7 Surprising Places to See Stunning Fall Foliage Overseas.
More from SmarterTravel:
- How to Pack for Unpredictable Fall Weather
- The Best Lightweight Fall Jackets for Travelers
- The Best Fall Dresses for Travel
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2017. It has been updated to reflect the most current information. This story was written by Ashley Kosciolek.